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Heythrop Park Resort due to open contemporary new Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park

Heythrop Park Resort due to open contemporary new Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park

Set in 440 acres of glorious Oxfordshire countryside Heythrop Park Resort is a unique country estate seamlessly combining elegance with style with its two luxurious hotels, a championship-standard 18-hole golf course, a contemporary new health club, a choice of four restaurants and bars, and a state of the art conference centre. October 2010 sees the culmination of a £50 million investment with the opening of the brand new 4* deluxe Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park –Oxford boasting 197 contemporary and stylish bedrooms, a unique conference auditorium with capacity for 350 delegates as well as nine new meeting rooms including the Ballroom which can take up to 450 guests theatre style. Heythrop Park Resort, incorporating the new Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park – Oxford will be one of the largest and most exciting hotel and golf developments in the UK market bringing customers a new, unique offering in an easily accessible location from the Midlands, London and the M4 corridor.

Heythrop Park Resort takes pride in the quality and experience of their events team and their made to measure approach when it comes to organisation. Whether it is an executive board meeting, a staff-training course or an annual conference each client is allocated their own dedicated conference co-ordinator to be their point of contact throughout the event planning process. Specialising in everything from large conference and events, car and product launches, high level annual events to small intimate meetings, attention to detail is always second to none.

Commenting on the new opening, Director of Sales & Revenue Tracey Ractliffe says ‘The initial response to the new Crowne Plaza from the Conference and Event market has been incredible; with enquiry levels are far exceeding our expectations. Not only that, clients have had such confidence that both the product and the brand will deliver to their expectations, there has been no hesitation in signing contracts before they see the finished hotel.’


The Heythrop Park Resort offers an appealing variety of 3 and 4 * accommodation options for business travellers which can be reserved according to the size and nature of event. 


Meeting and Event Facilities at the Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park - Oxford

·      A spectacular circular conference theatre accommodating up to 350 delegates with built in state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. A dedicated technical concierge will be available on site for all who use the facility.
·      Ballroom - seating 450 guests theatre style or 350 for a banquet (can be divided into 3 self contained rooms).

  * 9 Meeting Rooms (equipped with Wi-Fi).  All meeting rooms have natural daylight and access to a private terrace or outdoor area – a contemporary large internal courtyard forms the hub of the ground floor meeting space.

The Main House is ideal for smaller executive level events and incentive groups with 6 elegant meeting rooms. The Enstone Suite is the largest meeting room in Heythrop Park Hotel, located in the newer part the room is ideal for larger events and dinner dances for up to 180 people.

Outside of the boardroom Heythrop Park Resort offers a fantastic variety of outdoor activities suitable for corporate away days and team building events. The 18 hole championship golf course is an ideal venue to entertain clients. Designed by Mackenzie and Ebert and developed in association with English Heritage to restore features reminiscent of the 1700s when the estate was first built, The Bainbridge Course is fast assuming an impressive reputation. Tennis courts, two private lakes, the first round bowling green in the UK, private Walled Garden and Health Club & Spa with full size indoor pool are also available for corporate guests.

Offering one of the best equipped conference theatres in the country, a wide range of modern lecture and conference rooms, magnificent grounds alongside a dedicated first rate events team, Heythrop Park Resort offers delegates the best of both worlds - state of the art facilities within impressive historic surroundings.